Sunday, 9 August 2020

Wreath card with Stamparatus and Positive Thoughts

Hello and welcome to my blog,

Today's card was created with the Stamparatus and the Positive Thoughts stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

I deliberately kept these cards clean and simple but it would be real easy to build up the wreath by moving the stamp or adding other images. 

Below is my first sample. The wreath topper came together quickly with the feather stamp with the Stamparatus using my homemade template. I used a piece of grid paper and drew the template with marker pens and I then laminated it so it can be cleaned. Inspired by a card we made in a recent Coastal Crafter online class, I trimmed approx. 1.5cm off the right hand side of the front to reveal the inside edge which I stamped using the hinged step technique.
Supplies:

Thick Whisper White card base cut @ 14.8cm x 21cm, scored @ 10.5cm
A piece of Coastal Cabana cut @ 7.5cm x 14.8cm - stamped randomly with the flower from the Positive Thoughts stamp set tone one tone
A piece of Pretty Peacock card cut @ 9.8cm x 9.8cm
A piece of Whisper White cut @ 9.5cm x 9.5cm
Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock Ink
Stamparatus and wreath template 
Pretty Peacock Faceted gems (retired)
Trimmer and mini cutter
Multipurpose glue

I made a quick (haha) video while making my second card and paired Smoky Slate with Blackberry Bliss - a rather elegant combination in my humble opinion.  

The Smokey Slate panel measures 9cm x 14.8cm and I cut a strip off to glue on the inside rather than using a different stamp.  Everything else is the same apart from Basic Rhinestones


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As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

 

Lynnie C

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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Hello from Forever Fern

Hello my friends and welcome to my blog

I'm back with my entry for this weeks Global Design Project #GDP250 and it's a fabulous sketch challenge - sadly I'm too late as entries closed earlier - what a numpty!!!

Oh well, I'm still going to share my card and would love to know what you think of it if you have time so please leave a comment below or over on Instagram.
To make the card, I used Seaside Spray card cut @ 15.8cm x 21cm and scored @ 10.5cm. I added a layer of Very Vanilla cut @ 9.5cm x 13.8cm to the front, embossed with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder. The next layer is vellum cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm. I stamped one of the stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set multiple times using Misty Moonlight ink before adding clear embossing powder and heat setting it. I do love heat embossing - it's like magic. I trimmed the vellum to 8.5cm x 13cm, keeping the long strip for the inside. Adding vellum to a project can be a little tricky but I use mini glue dots behind embossed areas so you can't see the glue. Taking a small piece of Seaside Spray I stamped the word Hello in versamark and then in Misty Moonlight, add clear embossing powder and just like that you've got coloured embossing. I find with cardstock you need to use versamark as the card is more pourous. I used one of the Forever Flourishing dies to die cut 3 identical very vanilla flourishs and added them to create a circle. I trimmed the sentiment down with snips to create a banner and added them with mini dimensionals. 3 clear epoxy droplets add the finishing touch.
For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight and added the strip of velum to another piece of very vanilla cut @ 10.2cm x 14.5cm.
I'm giggle to myself for missing the deadline to join the challenge but hopefully lesson learned to be more organised!! I've had a busy week and do have a lot on my mind at the moment.  I even made a video that you can see now I've had time to edit it.
You can purchase any of the items I used from my Stampin' Up! on-line store by clicking on the photo's below. Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Flourishing dies come as a bundle at the moment so you save 10% and remember for every £45 you spend before 3 August (catalogue price before shipping and handling), you earn a £4.50 Bonus Days coupon code to use between 4–31 August. You should also use the current Host code (which you can find in the top right hand corner of my blog) if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE thank you gift from me the next month.

 

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

 

Lynnie C

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Monday, 20 July 2020

Another birthday card featuring So Much Happy bundle from Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog,

As promised in my post last week, I'm back to share the other birthday card I made with the So Much Happy bundle.  It took me longer than anticipated to find time to edit the video which you will find later in this blog post. It's exactly the same layout as the last card but this time I used balmy blue, blushing bride, and misty moonlight .... same, same but different, as they say in Thailand!! 
The balmy blue base is cut @ 19.8cm x 21cm and scored @ 9.9cm. There are two whisper white layers cut @ 9.5cm x 19.6cm, plus a piece of white for stamping the 3 balloons; one each in balmy blue, blushing bride and misty moonlight; and die cut 3 strings and a bow. A small piece of blushing bride for the bunting and a piece of misty moonlight cut @ 4.5cm x 14.5cm plus a scrap for the sentiment.
I die cut the word Happy across the middle, at an angle, on one white piece. I used the cloud stencil, I made with one of the dies from the set, to add blushing bride ink with a blender brush to create a pink cloud background in the top section (you can actually see this one - I was a bit light handed with the last card!).  I mixed one drop of blushing bride reinker with some embossing paste on a silicon craft sheet and spread it with a palette knife over the polka dot basic pattern decorative mask to make a textured background to the bottom section. I layered misty moonlight behind Happy and trimmed off the excess. The word birthday was heat embossed in white on a small piece of the misty moonlight and made into a banner. I added the bunting, balloons, string, bow and sentiment with glue and dimensionals.  Here are the two cards side by side:
Click below to watch the video.
I hope you like my card and would love you to leave me a comment either here or on my YouTube channel. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used from me simply click on the photo below to go to my on-line store. 

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

 

Lynnie C

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